Salman Khan has joined in the list of celebrities who have come out in support of superstar Kamal Hassan, who is currently facing a ban on his big-budget film Vishwaroopam.
"It is just a movie and there are only two kinds of movies good or bad, hit and flop and only people who decide are ones who buy tickets. Hope each and every fan of his supports him like I am doing and want all my fans to fully support him," Salman posted on micro-blogging site Twitter.
The 47-year-old also requested people to stand outside cinema halls and insist on watching the movie. "Then go stand outside the cinema hall and insist on seeing the film, its a movie dude, entertainment, what law and order problem on a movie? Go there insist that you wanna see it, there is a supreme court judgement after the film is censored no body can stop it."
Members of the film fraternity like Shahrukh Khan, Mahesh Bhatt and Karan Johar have also supported Hassan. Vishwaroopam, which is approximately made on a budget of Rs 100 crore, has been banned from being screened in Tamil Nadu after protests from some Muslim groups claiming that the film shows the religion in negative light. The Hindi version of Vishwaroopam hits theatres this Friday. Follow the slideshow to see what other stars have to say...
Karan Johar Tweeted
A zone of shame for a sham of a political scenario....Kamal Haasan needs not only our support but fraternity proactivity.....like NOW!!!
Madhur Bhandarkar Tweeted
I understand d pain as a filmmaker that kamal hassan must be going through. It's like questioning d investment of talent &emotions;of a storyteller. Filmmakers, actors & artists have become a fragile lot. This is the state even after 100 yrs of cinema. Sad!
Anupam Kher Tweeted
As a former Censor Board Chief I strongly CONDEMN Banning of Kamal Hassan's #Vishwaroopam. We as People of India are Shamelessly SPINELESS.
Farhan Akhtar Tweeted
Apart from harassing the film maker, isn't the ban of #Vishwaroopam ridiculing the CBFC? Should their authority not be protected?
Progressive peaceful Nation.I bleed for you Kamal Sir.